Galen Healthcare Solutions


JUNE 2017


Solving for Today.
Preparing for Tomorrow.

Faced with downward cost pressures, a full slate of initiatives including optimization, PHM, and FFS to VBC transition, more and more HDOs are pursuing outsourcing application support as part of a managed services strategy or as an interim solution for EMR or EHR transition. According to the 2017 HIMSS Annual Workforce Survey, “60% of healthcare provider respondents indicated their organization outsourced at least some of their IT staffing needs to a vendor or consultant rather than hiring staff directly.”

Moreover, HDOs seek an application management outsourcing partner to reduce cost and complexity, increase agility and innovation, improve quality, standardize and reduce risk. As highlighted in the survey: “Outsourcing vendors can combine a wide range of expertise with the ability to flex staff when needed, while maintaining state-of-the-art technology to improve efficiency and drive cost savings. In addition, Health IT service providers have become more adept at providing the services practices need, when they need them.”
It is under this context that we invite you to join us Thursday, 6/15, at 12PM EST for a HealthSystemCIO complimentary webinar, where Chad Brisendine, CIO, St. Luke’s University Health Network will present on this very topic: EHR Transitions: Legacy Support and Staff Augmentation. Chad will share SLUHN’s strategy for legacy application support as they transitioned from Allscripts Touchworks & GE Centricity to Epic and provide best practices and lessons learned.

Following this theme of EHR and EMR managed services, we are also excited to announce newly published resources to help HDOs navigate legacy application management & support:

Our Newsletter also reports on:

  • Our impressions from the NEHIMSS 2017 Spring Conference, “Innovation: The Key to a Transformed Health System”
  • 2017 International MUSE Conference Presentation by Kelly Del Gaudio, MEDITECH Principal Consultant, and, Cathy Alvarez, Clinical IT Analyst, Uvalde Memorial Hospital: Operation Nerdywork: A MEDITECH RULES REVOLUTION
  • Continuation of our data migration blog series: Technical Considerations for Data Migration Go-Live

I hope that you find this information helpful, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Steve Brewer, Chief Executive Officer


Upcoming Events

[Healthcare Informatics Sponsored] Expert Panel: Seamless EHR Transition Through Data Migration

[HealthSystemCIO Sponsored] Healthcare Data Archival Strategy

[HISTalk Sponsored] SSM Integrated Health Technologies Clinical Data Migration Functional & Technical Considerations

JUNE 15:
[HealthSystemCIO Sponsored] EHR Transitions: Legacy Support and Staff Augmentation

JULY 11:
Your Data Migration Questions Answered: Ask the Expert Q&A Panel

This Issue

7 Benefits of Outsourcing Legacy Application Support

Do you have plans to, or are you considering switching EHRs? Have you thought about how you’ll handle support of your legacy systems if you do? We put together the top 7 benefits of outsourcing Legacy Application Support to simplify your decision.

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Legacy Application Support Partner: Finding Your Best Fit

With the right application support partner, hospitals are free to focus their time and resources on what matters most — the patient. These are the key features of a successful partnership we’ve observed from our experience performing application support.

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Technical Considerations for Data Migration Go-Live

Part of our data migration blog series, we assess how to ensure your project’s go-live executes smoothly and successfully with our technical considerations. From establishing appropriate access to performing rounds of testing, there is a lot that goes into creating an accurate go-live schedule.

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Operation NerdyWork: A MEDITECH Rules Revolution

We are excited to be a part of a revolutionary transformation that is undoubtedly going to change how we make decisions about treating patients, the rate at which we cure diseases and the time it takes to progress. Learn about our presentation at MUSE 2017 and how we’re changing the way you look at your MEDITECH system.

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Top 10 Impressions from NEHIMSS 2017 Spring Conference

This month, the New England HIMSS Chapter gathered at Gillette Stadium, home of the 5 time Superbowl Champion New England Patriots, for it’s Annual Spring Conference. The day provided insights, technology, strategy and networking. These are the top takeaways and impressions from the event.

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5 Factors When Determining How Long Data Must Be Archived

You need to decommission your legacy system(s) and you’ve chosen data archival as your solution to maintain the integrity of your data and uphold eDiscovery requirements. But how do you determine how long data must be archived for? Consider these 5 Factors.

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